July 2011
Top-singers-take-part-in-lullaby-concert1Top singers take part in lullaby concert

When Sasha Pavlovich and Alex Dimitrijevic lost their baby daughter Emma at the age of just 13 days, they wanted to “give a little something back” to the staff who battled to save her.

So they teamed up with fellow members of Goodenough College, a residential postgraduate student community in central London, to organise a lullaby concert. All Through the Night raised £6,600 for UCH’s Neonatal Unit, to help others who lose their children in pregnancy or soon after.

English National Opera and Royal Opera House musicians and singers – including internationally acclaimed contralto Liane Keegan – took part in the concert at the College and the singers are keen to stage a similar event next year.

Top-singers-take-part-in-lullaby-concert2“We were fortunate to receive many lovely items for our silent auction from shops and business, including dinners, pamper packages, wine, books and even private tours of Westminster Abbey and the Royal Opera House” says Sasha.

“In the midst of our overwhelming grief and pain, the kindness and support of friends, family and hospital staff enveloped our little family, keeping us gently but firmly afloat.

“I think about Emma all the time. The kindness shown by the remarkable A&E and neonatal teams, who desperately tried to resuscitate Emma, is something we will never forget.”

You can support Sasha’s fundraising efforts by making a donation at: www.justgiving.com/emmasfund